Nationally Known, WSSU Alumni Comedians Host Improv Show on October 17th

Winston Salem State University alumni, Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin and Anthony “Chico” Bean, along with friends, Darren “Big Baby” Brand and Demar “Drankin” “Rankin, will host a comedy show on Friday, October 17th. The show will begin at 7pm in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Annex in Winston Salem. 
The cost is $5 for students, $10 for alumni and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheFFCS.com. 
The troupe is well known throughout the Triad and beyond as The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show. Their shows consist of stand-up comedy, witty improv, and interactive games that keep the audience entertained- even after the show ends. 
B Daht and Chico Bean are featured on the currently running MTV 2 improv comedy show, “Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out”. The show, which is in its sixth season, airs every Wednesday night at 10/9c.
"We’re excited that so many of our fellow Rams will be back in town to celebrate WSSU’s homecoming," says B Daht, who is also the radio host for the 3 Live Crew Morning Show on WJMH 102 Jamz. "There aren’t too many feelings greater than performing for our [alumni] family who remember us when we were starting out, before we became nationally recognized."
For more information, contact Charles Noel at (404) 307-2902.  ### For media inquiries, contact Casey Adams at (336) 906-5246 or info@cadamsagency.com. ###

Nationally Known, WSSU Alumni Comedians Host Improv Show on October 17th


Winston Salem State University alumni, Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin and Anthony “Chico” Bean, along with friends, Darren “Big Baby” Brand and Demar “Drankin” “Rankin, will host a comedy show on Friday, October 17th. The show will begin at 7pm in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Annex in Winston Salem. 


The cost is $5 for students, $10 for alumni and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheFFCS.com


The troupe is well known throughout the Triad and beyond as The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show. Their shows consist of stand-up comedy, witty improv, and interactive games that keep the audience entertained- even after the show ends. 


B Daht and Chico Bean are featured on the currently running MTV 2 improv comedy show, “Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out”. The show, which is in its sixth season, airs every Wednesday night at 10/9c.


"We’re excited that so many of our fellow Rams will be back in town to celebrate WSSU’s homecoming," says B Daht, who is also the radio host for the 3 Live Crew Morning Show on WJMH 102 Jamz. "There aren’t too many feelings greater than performing for our [alumni] family who remember us when we were starting out, before we became nationally recognized."


For more information, contact Charles Noel at (404) 307-2902.  



### For media inquiries, contact Casey Adams at (336) 906-5246 or info@cadamsagency.com. ###



July 3, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Casey Adamscasey.adams6@gmail.com
Nick Canon’s Wild ’N Out Returned to MTV2 July 2nd with Greensboro Comedians
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nick Canon’s Wild ‘N Out returned to national television with local talent this sixth season. The popular MTV2 comedy and improv series started on July 2nd, and will air every Wednesday at 11/10c… with faces you may recognize.
Anthony “Chico” Bean and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin are North Carolinian comedians and two of the Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) members. The Greensboro based group has done stand-up at countless comedy clubs and university theaters throughout the state and beyond.
Chico and B Daht perform along with two other improv vets, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each member of the #FFCS group is a proud alumnus of either North Carolina A&T State University or Winston Salem State University.
 “I’m excited about the new season of Wild ‘N Out. Filming the show is an awesome experience that I’m thankful for. I feel like I’ve grown so much as a comedian perfecting my craft,” said Anthony “Chico” Bean, who’s entering his second season with Wild ‘N Out.
 “I’m just so humbled and honored to be featured in the sixth season of Wild ‘N Out,” said Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, WJMH 102 Jamz Morning Show interim host. “It’s really a dream fulfilled. I’ve learned a lot from being on the stage with other seasoned comedians.”
The #FFCS group will host their next improv comedy show on Sunday, July 20th at The Comedy Zone in Greensboro. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. 
To book #FFCS, or purchase show tickets, visit www.theFFCS.com, or call (404) 307-2902.
 
About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)
Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com.

July 3, 2014
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Nick Canon’s Wild ’N Out Returned to MTV2 July 2nd with Greensboro Comedians

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nick Canon’s Wild ‘N Out returned to national television with local talent this sixth season. The popular MTV2 comedy and improv series started on July 2nd, and will air every Wednesday at 11/10c… with faces you may recognize.

Anthony “Chico” Bean and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin are North Carolinian comedians and two of the Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) members. The Greensboro based group has done stand-up at countless comedy clubs and university theaters throughout the state and beyond.

Chico and B Daht perform along with two other improv vets, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each member of the #FFCS group is a proud alumnus of either North Carolina A&T State University or Winston Salem State University.

 “I’m excited about the new season of Wild ‘N Out. Filming the show is an awesome experience that I’m thankful for. I feel like I’ve grown so much as a comedian perfecting my craft,” said Anthony “Chico” Bean, who’s entering his second season with Wild ‘N Out.

 “I’m just so humbled and honored to be featured in the sixth season of Wild ‘N Out,” said Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, WJMH 102 Jamz Morning Show interim host. “It’s really a dream fulfilled. I’ve learned a lot from being on the stage with other seasoned comedians.”

The #FFCS group will host their next improv comedy show on Sunday, July 20th at The Comedy Zone in Greensboro. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. 

To book #FFCS, or purchase show tickets, visit www.theFFCS.com, or call (404) 307-2902.

 

About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)

Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com.

July 11, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Casey Adamscasey.adams6@gmail.com 
 
Local Comedy Group Hosts Food Drive at Greensboro Urban Ministry
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Last year, North Carolina decided to not extend unemployment benefits. In response, the demand of families needing assistance significantly increased. 
With the help of the local community, the Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Food Bank was able to provide over 1.2 million pounds of food and distribute over 24,000 food assistance bags.Four comedians that make up the Triad based improv group, the Freestyle Funny Comedy Show, want to help Greensboro Urban Ministry exceed those numbers from last year.
They will host a Food Drive on Saturday, July 19th, from 10am until 1pm, at Greensboro Urban Ministry on 305 W Lee Street. This is a no cost event for all ages. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to stock the Food Bank’s shelves. Representatives from the local radio station, WJMH 102 Jamz, will also be present.
For those who donate items, the comedians will be giving away free tickets to a 7pm private showing of the classic Berry Gordy film, The Last Dragon, at the Four Seasons Grande Theater.
The #FFCS group will host their next improv comedy show on Sunday, July 20th at The Comedy Zone in Greensboro. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. To purchase show tickets, visit www.theFFCS.com, or call (404) 307-2902.
 
About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)
Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today atwww.theFFCS.com
About Greensboro Urban Ministry

In response to the growing needs of the poor in the inner city, (then Greensboro Inner City Ministry) was founded in 1967 by representatives of several downtown congregations to provide emergency financial assistance. Today, Urban Ministry continues its mission to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area by offering emergency financial assistance, food assistance, emergency and transitional shelter, and rapid re-housing.

July 11, 2014
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Local Comedy Group Hosts Food Drive at Greensboro Urban Ministry

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Last year, North Carolina decided to not extend unemployment benefits. In response, the demand of families needing assistance significantly increased.

With the help of the local community, the Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Food Bank was able to provide over 1.2 million pounds of food and distribute over 24,000 food assistance bags.

Four comedians that make up the Triad based improv group, the Freestyle Funny Comedy Show, want to help Greensboro Urban Ministry exceed those numbers from last year.

They will host a Food Drive on Saturday, July 19th, from 10am until 1pm, at Greensboro Urban Ministry on 305 W Lee Street. This is a no cost event for all ages. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to stock the Food Bank’s shelves. Representatives from the local radio station, WJMH 102 Jamz, will also be present.

For those who donate items, the comedians will be giving away free tickets to a 7pm private showing of the classic Berry Gordy film, The Last Dragon, at the Four Seasons Grande Theater.

The #FFCS group will host their next improv comedy show on Sunday, July 20th at The Comedy Zone in Greensboro. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. To purchase show tickets, visit www.theFFCS.com, or call (404) 307-2902.

 

About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)

Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today atwww.theFFCS.com

About Greensboro Urban Ministry

In response to the growing needs of the poor in the inner city, (then Greensboro Inner City Ministry) was founded in 1967 by representatives of several downtown congregations to provide emergency financial assistance. Today, Urban Ministry continues its mission to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area by offering emergency financial assistance, food assistance, emergency and transitional shelter, and rapid re-housing.

June 27, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Casey Adamscasey.adams6@gmail.com 
Nick Canon’s Wild ’N Out Returns to MTV2 July 2nd with Greensboro Comedians
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nick Canon’s Wild ‘N Out returned to national television with local talent this sixth season. The popular MTV2 comedy and improv series started on July 2nd, and will air every Wednesday at 11/10c… with faces you may recognize.Anthony “Chico” Bean and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin are North Carolinian comedians and two of the Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) members. The Greensboro based group has done stand-up at countless comedy clubs and university theaters throughout the state and beyond.Chico and B Daht perform along with two other improv vets, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each member of the #FFCS group is a proud alumnus of either North Carolina A&T State University or Winston Salem State University.“I’m excited about the new season of Wild ‘N Out. Filming the show is an awesome experience that I’m thankful for. I feel like I’ve grown so much as a comedian perfecting my craft,” said Anthony “Chico” Bean, who’s entering his second season with Wild ‘N Out.“I’m just so humbled and honored to be featured in the sixth season of Wild ‘N Out,” said Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, WJMH 102 Jamz Morning Show interim host. “It’s really a dream fulfilled. I’ve learned a lot from being on the stage with other seasoned comedians.The #FFCS group will host their next improv comedy show on Sunday, July 20th at The Comedy Zone in Greensboro. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. To book #FFCS, or purchase show tickets, visit www.theFFCS.com, or call (404) 307-2902.
 
About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com.

June 27, 2014
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Media Contact:
Casey Adams
casey.adams6@gmail.com 

Nick Canon’s Wild ’N Out Returns to MTV2 July 2nd with Greensboro Comedians

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nick Canon’s Wild ‘N Out returned to national television with local talent this sixth season. The popular MTV2 comedy and improv series started on July 2nd, and will air every Wednesday at 11/10c… with faces you may recognize.

Anthony “Chico” Bean and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin are North Carolinian comedians and two of the Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) members. The Greensboro based group has done stand-up at countless comedy clubs and university theaters throughout the state and beyond.

Chico and B Daht perform along with two other improv vets, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each member of the #FFCS group is a proud alumnus of either North Carolina A&T State University or Winston Salem State University.

“I’m excited about the new season of Wild ‘N Out. Filming the show is an awesome experience that I’m thankful for. I feel like I’ve grown so much as a comedian perfecting my craft,” said Anthony “Chico” Bean, who’s entering his second season with Wild ‘N Out.

“I’m just so humbled and honored to be featured in the sixth season of Wild ‘N Out,” said Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, WJMH 102 Jamz Morning Show interim host. “It’s really a dream fulfilled. I’ve learned a lot from being on the stage with other seasoned comedians.

The #FFCS group will host their next improv comedy show on Sunday, July 20th at The Comedy Zone in Greensboro. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. 

To book #FFCS, or purchase show tickets, visit www.theFFCS.com, or call (404) 307-2902.

 

About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)
Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com.

June 23, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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“Wild ‘N Out” Comedians and Friends Take The Comedy Zone Stage on June 29th
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In need of a jump-start to the workweek? A dose of comedy is just what the doctor ordered. 

The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) will perform on Sunday, June 29th at The Comedy Zone on 900 NC Music Factory Blvd in Charlotte. Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6pm.

The #FFCS group consists of four stand-up vets that have performed comedy on various stages for over 10 years. Two of its members, Anthony “Chico” Bean and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, are also cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out. The show’s sixth season will air on July 2nd. 

“Our Summer Comedy Series has been a huge success since we kicked off in D.C., but I’m most excited about this next stop. [It’s] nothing like performing for the home team.” says #FFCS member and Charlotte native, Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. 

To purchase tickets for the comedy show, visit www.theFFCS.com.  

For group rates or more information, please contact (404) 307-2902.

 
About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com.

June 23, 2014
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Casey Adams 
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“Wild ‘N Out” Comedians and Friends Take The Comedy Zone Stage on June 29th

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In need of a jump-start to the workweek? A dose of comedy is just what the doctor ordered. 

The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) will perform on Sunday, June 29th at The Comedy Zone on 900 NC Music Factory Blvd in Charlotte. Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6pm.

The #FFCS group consists of four stand-up vets that have performed comedy on various stages for over 10 years. Two of its members, Anthony “Chico” Bean and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, are also cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out. The show’s sixth season will air on July 2nd. 

“Our Summer Comedy Series has been a huge success since we kicked off in D.C., but I’m most excited about this next stop. [It’s] nothing like performing for the home team.” says #FFCS member and Charlotte native, Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. 

To purchase tickets for the comedy show, visit www.theFFCS.com.  

For group rates or more information, please contact (404) 307-2902.

 

About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)
Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com.


June 17, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Casey Adamscasey.adams6@gmail.com





“Wild ‘N Out” Comedians and Friends Take the Improv Comedy Club Stage on June 22nd
ATLANTA, G.A. – In need of a jump-start to the workweek? A dose of comedy is just what the doctor ordered.
Atlanta resident and Be100 Radio host, Tyler Chronicles, as well as North Carolinian comedic group, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS), will host a show on Sunday, June 22nd at the Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre on 56 E Andrews Dr. NW in Atlanta. Doors open at 7pm, with a happy hour, complete with drink specials, running until 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
The #FFCS group consists of four stand-up vets that have performed comedy on various stages for over 10 years. Two of its members, Anthony “Chico” Bean and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, are also cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out. The show’s sixth season will air on July 2nd.
To purchase tickets for the comedy show, visit www.theFFCS.com.
For group rates or more information, please contact (404) 307-2902.About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)
Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com.
June 17, 2014
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“Wild ‘N Out” Comedians and Friends Take the Improv Comedy Club Stage on June 22nd

ATLANTA, G.A. – In need of a jump-start to the workweek? A dose of comedy is just what the doctor ordered.

Atlanta resident and Be100 Radio host, Tyler Chronicles, as well as North Carolinian comedic group, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS), will host a show on Sunday, June 22nd at the Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre on 56 E Andrews Dr. NW in Atlanta. Doors open at 7pm, with a happy hour, complete with drink specials, running until 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.

The #FFCS group consists of four stand-up vets that have performed comedy on various stages for over 10 years. Two of its members, Anthony “Chico” Bean and Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, are also cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out. The show’s sixth season will air on July 2nd.

To purchase tickets for the comedy show, visit www.theFFCS.com.

For group rates or more information, please contact (404) 307-2902.

About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)

Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com.

Cotton Candy, Community, and Comedy: Local Comedians to Host Free “Fun Day”

June 9, 2014

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Cotton Candy, Community, and Comedy: Local Comedians to Host Free “Fun Day” 

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Giving back to the community is no joking matter for the comedians who make up The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS).

The group consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each member of the group is a proud alumnus of either North Carolina A&T State University or Winston Salem State University. 

The #FFCS group will host a “Fun Day” on Saturday, June 14th from 12-3pm at the Joe Davis Park on 1410 19th Street in Greensboro, sponsored by Direct Auto Insurance, Peters Auto Mall, and Keith & Associates, PLLC.

The event is free, open to the public, and promises fun for all ages!

In addition to food, cotton candy, and sno cones, there will be a live, adult kickball game and inflatables for kids. Local station, WJMH 102 Jamz, and other vendors will also be present.

“We just love being involved in the community,” said Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, radio personality at WJMH 102 Jamz, and one of the #FFCS comedians. “Even though our stand-up shows target adults, we want to host a family-friendly event to show appreciation to our Triad area fans. It’s also a chance for those who haven’t heard of us, to get to know us.”

For sponsorship, vendor, or general inquiries, email Colette Newton: newtoncolette@gmail.com


About The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS)
Since 2009, The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show (#FFCS) has been winning over audiences around the country, including over 50 universities, with its unique approach to the live comedy experience. The #FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, two of which are cast members of MTV2 Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony “Chico” Bean, Darren “Big Baby” Brand, and Demar “Osama Bin Drankin” Rankin. Each #FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats! Book The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show for your next event today at www.theFFCS.com

May 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Casey Adamscasey.adams6@gmail.com
 
Delta Sigma Theta Chapter Calls for Local Attention to National “Bring Back Our Girls” Campaign    
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.– For most teenage girls, April 14th was an average day at school. For hundreds of teen girls attending a Nigerian boarding school, this date forever changed their lives.
On this date, militants of Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 adolescent girls from their Nigerian boarding school, and were reportedly sold as brides for what is equivalent to 12 US dollars.
Though several of the teenagers were able to escape, hundreds remained, and never made it home. The tragedy reached even greater heights when, weeks later, more girls were kidnapped.
The national “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign has some of the world’s most influential leaders and celebrities standing in solidarity with the Nigerian girls and raising awareness. Because of such efforts, pressure has been placed on several country leaders to send militant support to search for the missing girls.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will join the movement and host a “Bring Back Our Girls Solidarity and Human Trafficking Awareness” event on Saturday, May 31st from 11am-1pm. It will be held at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill. The event is free and open to the public.
The Chapter hopes the community will join their efforts in uniting as one with the Nigerian girls to raise awareness about the growing issue of human trafficking not only in Nigeria, but in North Carolina as well. Abbi Tenaglia, Founder of Transforming Hope Ministries, will be the featured guest speaker. Transforming Hope Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization created to restore the lives of adolescent victims of human trafficking.For more information about the event, or for partnership inquiries, please contact Annice Fisher or Lorraine Erhunmwunsee at (919) 998-6842. About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, IncorporatedDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 900 chapters worldwide and has initiated over 250,000 members. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs. For more information, please visit www.deltasigmatheta.org

May 21, 2014

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Delta Sigma Theta Chapter Calls for Local Attention to National “Bring Back Our Girls” Campaign

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.– For most teenage girls, April 14th was an average day at school. For hundreds of teen girls attending a Nigerian boarding school, this date forever changed their lives.

On this date, militants of Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 adolescent girls from their Nigerian boarding school, and were reportedly sold as brides for what is equivalent to 12 US dollars.

Though several of the teenagers were able to escape, hundreds remained, and never made it home. The tragedy reached even greater heights when, weeks later, more girls were kidnapped.

The national “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign has some of the world’s most influential leaders and celebrities standing in solidarity with the Nigerian girls and raising awareness. Because of such efforts, pressure has been placed on several country leaders to send militant support to search for the missing girls.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will join the movement and host a “Bring Back Our Girls Solidarity and Human Trafficking Awareness” event on Saturday, May 31st from 11am-1pm. It will be held at the Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill. The event is free and open to the public.

The Chapter hopes the community will join their efforts in uniting as one with the Nigerian girls to raise awareness about the growing issue of human trafficking not only in Nigeria, but in North Carolina as well. Abbi Tenaglia, Founder of Transforming Hope Ministries, will be the featured guest speaker. Transforming Hope Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization created to restore the lives of adolescent victims of human trafficking.

For more information about the event, or for partnership inquiries, please contact Annice Fisher or Lorraine Erhunmwunsee at (919) 998-6842. 


About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 900 chapters worldwide and has initiated over 250,000 members. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs. For more information, please visit www.deltasigmatheta.org

It’s like a trashy TV show, that we just. can’t. stop. watching. Just when you think Donald Sterling won’t embarrass himself anymore than he already has… he does. And we’re all here to witness it.

During his 1:1 interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, my thoughts were to blog about the top five most horrific moments. Well, 15 awful moments later, I stopped jotting down thoughts. There was NO way I could capture the essence of how despicable the interview was. Nevertheless, I commend Anderson Cooper for his poise and candor.
I’m not sure which part was worse. Perhaps the fact that it took about two weeks for Sterling to even address the issue publicly. Or, maybe it was his apathetic tone, uninterested demeanor, and lack of owning the uncouth comments he made. Wait, no. Could it have been his vague apology to “all people”, instead of the Black people- namely Magic Johnson, whom he most directly offended? *sigh* And that’s not even half of it. I could go in-depth about the beyond inappropriate attacks he made against Magic Johnson’s character, medical condition, and career achievements post-NBA, but that’s another blog post. 

I wish he would just stop talking to the media. Let his lawyers and PR reps (if he has any) speak on his behalf. The more the public hears directly from him, the more negatively his image is being perceived.   
In an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters, Donald’s wife, Shelly Sterling, confidently suggests that her future-ex-husband is suffering from dementia as an explanation of his recorded comments. She also discusses her and Donald’s “estranged” marriage- basically how she has 99 problems, and officially filing for divorce is the remaining one.
Back to the dementia assumption. Plausible? Perhaps so, until after Donald’s fully competent interview on AC360, when Anderson Cooper quotes:"Well, I spoke with Donald Sterling for more than an hour, as I said. And that certainly doesn’t make me an expert on his mental state, but he did not strike me as someone who is suffering from dementia. Obviously, you need to know somebody for a long time to see early-onset dementia. During the interview, he was very present. If I skipped around on questions, he would sometimes come back to questions I asked so he could finish his answers. Certainly, if he had clear signs of dementia, we would be — it’s not something I would allow an interview to go forward with."
Welp! So much for that. My personal opinion is that she used the prognosis as a tactic. Whether for her own personal benefit, as she does own 50% of the team, so the NBA’s decision will impact her, or in efforts to plead for sympathy on behalf of her husband- I’m not for sure. Either way, it failed. 
Now, to add fuel to the already controversial fire, Sterling sends a letter via his lawyer stating that he does not intend to pay the $250M fine and rejects the lifetime ban. The ruling was up for debate? Oh.
Watching ESPN’s First Take with commentators Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, a few key points for consideration were raised. According to the NBA by-laws, Donald Sterling could lose ownership of the Clippers- regardless of the advisory committee’s vote results, if he refuses to pay the fine within 30 days. There was also speculation around whether the audio recording of the conversation between he and V. Stiviano will stand in court. The argument was on the basis of the tape being illegally recorded and leaked. Sterling also has plans to sue the NBA if they don’t rescind his punishment. What I found most interesting was the alternative perspective that the other 29 owners wouldn’t produce a 3/4’s vote to force a sell. The basis was the fact that there may be skeletons hanging in either of their closets that they don’t want to surface, as Sterling’s has. This may be slightly probable. However, there’s greater pressure for them to vote otherwise.
As for the LA Clippers, though their basketball season ended with Thursday’s loss to the OKC Thunder, their season of drama looks to be far from over. Sterling contends that the other 29 owners fully support him, and will not vote against him. 
Now, it’s on the NBA to show up. Will the association stand behind their decision as firmly as they do when other players and coaches violate the established rules and regulations? Or, will “money talk” it’s way out of this predicament? Yes, Donald Sterling uttered his sentiments in, what he thought, was the privacy of his own quarters. However, as Commissioner Adam Silver said, “Whether or not these remarks were initially shared in private, they are now public, and they represent his views.”
And just in case you have enough room in your cup for more “tea”- reports say Shelly Sterling has sued Stiviano, accusing her of extorting millions from her husband.  
It’ll be very interesting how things unfold over the days and weeks to come. Yet, two things are for sure: 1) Donald Sterling is not going down without a fight, and 2) we’re all going to be tuning in because we can’t. stop. watching…

It’s like a trashy TV show, that we just. can’t. stop. watching. Just when you think Donald Sterling won’t embarrass himself anymore than he already has… he does. And we’re all here to witness it.

During his 1:1 interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, my thoughts were to blog about the top five most horrific moments. Well, 15 awful moments later, I stopped jotting down thoughts. There was NO way I could capture the essence of how despicable the interview was. Nevertheless, I commend Anderson Cooper for his poise and candor.

I’m not sure which part was worse. Perhaps the fact that it took about two weeks for Sterling to even address the issue publicly. Or, maybe it was his apathetic tone, uninterested demeanor, and lack of owning the uncouth comments he made. Wait, no. Could it have been his vague apology to “all people”, instead of the Black people- namely Magic Johnson, whom he most directly offended? *sigh* And that’s not even half of it. I could go in-depth about the beyond inappropriate attacks he made against Magic Johnson’s character, medical condition, and career achievements post-NBA, but that’s another blog post. 

I wish he would just stop talking to the media. Let his lawyers and PR reps (if he has any) speak on his behalf. The more the public hears directly from him, the more negatively his image is being perceived.   

In an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters, Donald’s wife, Shelly Sterling, confidently suggests that her future-ex-husband is suffering from dementia as an explanation of his recorded comments. She also discusses her and Donald’s “estranged” marriage- basically how she has 99 problems, and officially filing for divorce is the remaining one.

Back to the dementia assumption. Plausible? Perhaps so, until after Donald’s fully competent interview on AC360, when Anderson Cooper quotes:

"Well, I spoke with Donald Sterling for more than an hour, as I said. And that certainly doesn’t make me an expert on his mental state, but he did not strike me as someone who is suffering from dementia. Obviously, you need to know somebody for a long time to see early-onset dementia. During the interview, he was very present. If I skipped around on questions, he would sometimes come back to questions I asked so he could finish his answers. Certainly, if he had clear signs of dementia, we would be — it’s not something I would allow an interview to go forward with."

Welp! So much for that. My personal opinion is that she used the prognosis as a tactic. Whether for her own personal benefit, as she does own 50% of the team, so the NBA’s decision will impact her, or in efforts to plead for sympathy on behalf of her husband- I’m not for sure. Either way, it failed. 

Now, to add fuel to the already controversial fire, Sterling sends a letter via his lawyer stating that he does not intend to pay the $250M fine and rejects the lifetime ban. The ruling was up for debate? Oh.

Watching ESPN’s First Take with commentators Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, a few key points for consideration were raised. According to the NBA by-laws, Donald Sterling could lose ownership of the Clippers- regardless of the advisory committee’s vote results, if he refuses to pay the fine within 30 days. There was also speculation around whether the audio recording of the conversation between he and V. Stiviano will stand in court. The argument was on the basis of the tape being illegally recorded and leaked. Sterling also has plans to sue the NBA if they don’t rescind his punishment.

What I found most interesting was the alternative perspective that the other 29 owners wouldn’t produce a 3/4’s vote to force a sell. The basis was the fact that there may be skeletons hanging in either of their closets that they don’t want to surface, as Sterling’s has. This may be slightly probable. However, there’s greater pressure for them to vote otherwise.

As for the LA Clippers, though their basketball season ended with Thursday’s loss to the OKC Thunder, their season of drama looks to be far from over. Sterling contends that the other 29 owners fully support him, and will not vote against him. 

Now, it’s on the NBA to show up. Will the association stand behind their decision as firmly as they do when other players and coaches violate the established rules and regulations? Or, will “money talk” it’s way out of this predicament? Yes, Donald Sterling uttered his sentiments in, what he thought, was the privacy of his own quarters. However, as Commissioner Adam Silver said, “Whether or not these remarks were initially shared in private, they are now public, and they represent his views.”

And just in case you have enough room in your cup for more “tea”- reports say Shelly Sterling has sued Stiviano, accusing her of extorting millions from her husband.  

It’ll be very interesting how things unfold over the days and weeks to come. Yet, two things are for sure: 1) Donald Sterling is not going down without a fight, and 2) we’re all going to be tuning in because we can’t. stop. watching…

Why Many Couples Aren’t Married [or Pregnant] Yet… [The Real Tea]!

Are you in a serious relationship? Is he a well-rounded, positive individual that your family/friends adore? 

If you answered yes to one, or both, of these questions, then 9.9 times out of 10 you’ve been asked “When are y’all gonna get engaged?”. 

How do I know? Because I’m in that 9.9 times group.

Now, before anyone who’s asked this question (in jest or seriousness) gets offended, please don’t be. View this blog as efforts to offer insightful information or alternative ways to express your hopefulness! Take time to read how you can avoid being “that person” who asked “that question” and put a potential bride-to-be in a very awkward, or annoyed, state.

We know you mean well. Really, we do! It simply tends to come off as opposite of your intentions.

I’ve had this conversation with several girlfriends who are, or recently were, in my shoes. We all relatively feel the same about the question. Though you have such positive intentions, here’s a few things that reign top of mind when we hear it. Slip in our shoes for a sec:

  1. Cat got their tongue? Maybe they don’t know what to say.
    • It happens. You see a couple that looks to be in a happy, healthy, stable relationship. They look good together. They have the “it” factor. You want to see that forever promised kind of love. Naturally, you’re thinking- “When will they take the next step?” So, a choice is made to verbally inquire. Never mind the fact that there’s already a lot of pressure on [most] males to make sure they’re in a position spiritually, mentally, physically, financially, etc. to be able to be the Head of the Household that they need to be. There are also internal challenges and goals that both partners have likely discussed that they want to reach- whether financial, personal, educational, professional, etc. That’s a lot, right? Consider just wishing them well if you’re not sure what to say. Timing is everything! There are couples that are making responsible decisions and waiting for the best timing. Just as God’s delay does not imply denial, neither does a couple’s “delay” of moving forward to the next step in their relationship.

  2. Once they pop, the questions don’t stop…
    • This is TOOO real! Though one seemingly simple question is asked, we hear the next five at the same time. You say, “When are y’all getting engaged?”. Whereas, we hear: “When are y’all getting engaged?”, “When’s the wedding date?”, ”Do you need my address for the wedding invitation?”, ”When are you guys going to have kids?”, “This baby is sooo precious! Time for another one, yes?”… YIKES! Talk about being overwhelmed. The reality is, these things will happen, so when it’s the appropriate time for you to hear about these amazing life transitions, you will. In these times, women are advancing in their careers and are more driven than ever before. Some may disagree, but there are several couples who are comfortable achieving those professional and/or educational goals prior to saying “I do”, or bearing children. I know numerous women who had to put their career, educational, and/or financial dreams on hold because they got married or were with child before they could achieve them. Those dreams frankly could no longer fit in their new lifestyle. This advice passed down is encouraging rising wives- and mothers-to-be to have an open, honest conversation, and be more thoughtful in their steps forward.

  3. It takes two to tango… and to decide to get engaged! 
    • Let’s just address the elephant in the room here. As women in semi-/traditional relationships, we don’t exactly know when the engagement will take place. We aren’t buying the ring. Our guy won’t give off a scent that smells of Jared’s, diamonds, and a proposal date. So, if you were looking for a “Funny you ask- it’ll be in 3 months, 1 week, and 4 days!” type of answer… we won’t have it. Therefore, asking “the” question to a woman is quite odd. Even if a couple has decided the time frame that they want to move forward, until it happens, they are likely not going to announce it to the world… nor their favorite aunt or best friend since 1st grade.

Again, we know you intend no harm, and neither does this blog post. It just seems like this question is asked so frequently that it makes us want to stand on a soapbox and present a Daddy Pope kind of monologue (or blog…) about why that question could’ve gone unasked.

Being in love with our best friend/soul mate, Pinterest board addictions, wedding/jeweler Instagram posts, and countless other private, guilty pleasures already make it challenging enough to calm the excitement. Eek!

Many say they’re joking, and a few are serious. However, whether in jest or not, the next time you’re extremely excited for a couple in a seemingly happy, healthy relationship, encourage them to keep God first and make decisions that are best for them. 

Encourage them to take their time. Remember, 9.9 times out of 10, there’s an influx of asked questions that unintentionally make them feel rushed.

And when you finally DO get the answer to your question, along with the wedding invitation… don’t forget to RSVP! ;-)